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NIS America Acquires Second Season of Arakawa Under the Bridge

NIS America has announced that they have picked up Arakawa Under the Bridge’s second season Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge. This will be a ‘Premium Edition’ release packaged with all thirteen episodes on two DVDs and two Blu-ray discs with a hardcover art book. Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge will be released on February 7th, 2012 for $69.99 MSRP and will be available at select online retailers including Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavillion, Anime Castle and NIS America’s Online Store.

Details about Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge from NIS America-

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About Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge:
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder by the banks of the mighty Arakawa, they go ahead and get weirder by a whole lot. Rec, Nino, and the rest of the riverside residents return, and with the addition of another batch of nutty citizens the insanity gets turns up to eleven…thousand. Now Rec has to deal with a sci-fi loving comic nerd who’s convinced he’s a captain in the Earth Defense Force, and the less said about the Amazon woman living upstream with her demonic “female” Amazon followers, the better. On top of that, Rec struggles with the pressing issues of romantic expression, media obsession, weight loss, weight gain, beach
parties, haunted houses, interplanetary travel, and the ever-present threat of global
thermonuclear war!

About bonuses – art book and bonus commentary tracks:
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full-color, 30+ pages), featuring character information, episode guides, artwork, and interviews with cast and production staff.

The bonus tracks include commentary from various voice actresses/actors and even the original author, Hikaru Nakamura. These tracks will let you take a peek behind the scenes – it’s a very intimate way to learn how the cast thinks and feels about the characters and events! Also, TV spots and an End Card gallery are included.
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge also includes 2 DVDs and 2 Blu-ray discs for maximum viewing pleasure. (Subtitles on Blu-ray cannot be turned off.)

Voice actresses and actors
Hiroshi Kamiya as Ko Ichinomiya (Rec) (WAGNARIA!!, Blue Exorcist, Durarara!!, Angel Beats!)
Maaya Sakamoto as Nino (Ouran High School Host Club, Death Note, Black Butler, CANAAN)
Miyuki Sawashiro as Maria (kimi ni todoke -From Me to You-, PERSONA -trinity soul-, High School of the Dead, Maria Holic)
Production staff
Akiyuki Shinbo: Director
SHAFT: Animation Production
Mr. Shinbo and SHAFT have worked together to create several distinguished anime series, such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, and Dance in the Vampire Bund.

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